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American Revolution
American Revolution
American Revolution
American Revolution
American Revolution
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  • 1.  
  • 2. After Lexington and Concord
    • Delegates meet in Philadelphia
    • Agree Washington should be Commander
    • Send Ben Franklin to Paris to ask for help
  • 3. Bunker Hill
    • Americans move in to Boston
    • British Attack
    • Americans wait till the last minute to fire
    • Kill over a thousand British
    • But loss the battle
  • 4. Back in Philadelphia
    • Delegates send Olive Branch Petition to King George
    • Colonist wanted peace
    • George refuses to read the letter
    • Sends ships to blockade American ports
  • 5. Common Sense Pamphlet
    • Written by Thomas Paine
    • Convince many Americans they should be free from Britain
    • “It is ridiculous and against natural law for an island to rule a continent”
  • 6. Declaration of Independence
    • Delegates explain their reasons for independence
    • “All men are created equal with inalienable rights”
    • Asked Thomas Jefferson to write most of it
    • Used enlightenment ideas of John Locke
  • 7. John Locke
    • Believed God gave rights that belong to all people and cannot be taken away.
    • Locke also believe that people have a right to revolt if government does not protect rights
  • 8. Fourth of July
    • Delegates sign the Declaration
    • Delegates were now all traitors to the Great Britain
    • If America lost the war they would all hang
  • 9. Commander and Chief
    • Washington goes to Boston
    • Takes charge of army
    • Many problems
    • No money for supplies or food
    • Despite this he teaches the army to work together
  • 10. The Early Years Of The War
    • Washington loses battle for Long Island
    • Wins battle in Trenton and Princeton
    • October of 1776 wins major battle at Saratoga, New York
  • 11. Battle of Saratoga
    • Turning point of the war
    • Captures 6,000 prisoners
    • French decide to join war
    • Sends troops, ships, and supplies
    • France’s goal defeat its old enemy
  • 12. Valley Forge
    • Washington moves to Pennsylvania
    • Long, cold winter
    • Morale extremely low many men return home
    • Not enough food or supplies
    • Thousands without shoes
  • 13. After the winter
    • More fighting in the south and west
    • British win many battles but loss many men
    • Spain sends supplies and money to America
    • Spanish army captures British forts and cities along the Gulf Coast
  • 14. Yorktown 1781
    • General Cornwallis is losing the war for Britain
    • Americans trap Cornwallis and his army at Yorktown
    • Cornwallis surrenders to Washington after 3 months of fighting
  • 15. Treaty of Paris 1783
    • Britain recognize America as a independent nation
    • Britain losses all lands east of the Mississippi River

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